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Angry Birds Coming to Windows Phone 7 and 3D Mobile Devices

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Pocket-lint caught up with Rovio Mobile in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress and learned that the company is developing some new versions of its best-selling game. Angry Birds will be coming soon to Windows Phone 7, which may end up helping Microsoft move more units. Angry Birds will also be revamped for 3D handheld devices.

So what’s so important about Angry Birds? The game generates commerce and can set an example for other potential Windows Phone 7 developers. Angry Birds consistently tops the charts of PAID apps and generates a fortune with its in-app purchases on iOS devices. It’s difficult enough for app developers to get people to download and try their apps, much less pay for them. If Rovio Mobile can demonstrate that it’s possible to earn a decent amount of cash on Windows Phone 7 devices, others will be attracted to the platform.

Of course there’s a risk to bringing Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7. What happens if there’s barely a blip of Angry Birds sales on Microsoft’s latest mobile platform? What if we don’t see a press release about the masses flocking to the game within a few days or weeks after the game launches? It will probably be a signal to other developers to concentrate their efforts for the time being.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

6 Comments

  1. Techiegz

    02/16/2011 at 9:38 pm

    Well, everything is a risk; going to bed, waking up, eating, etc are all risks, more so is business. If Google, Apple, RIM, Microsoft, etc thought the way yo do by saying “what if this and that does not happen” then they probably wouldn’t have developed any product. So stop your lousy rants and lets see how it pans out. If you are hard-pressed for news to write about start a blog on women’s shoes or something.

    • Xavier Lanier

      02/17/2011 at 12:28 am

      The point is – Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 installed base is really small compared to iOS and Android. If Angry Birds can’t make $ on WP7, nothing can and that’ll be a big black eye.

  2. Best WP7 Apps

    02/17/2011 at 2:52 pm

    As Rovio works on the official version, you can check out Chicks’n'Vixens, a pretty fun Angry Birds clone. We rated it 4 stars – check out the review here: http://www.bestwp7apps.net/?p=605

  3. VuLN

    02/21/2011 at 2:52 am

    Oh thanks, i appriciate that!

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